Monumental Move http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22280/all en Venezuela: Why the big mausoleum, Mr. Chavez? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120608/caracas-hugo-chavez-mausoleum-simon-bolivar <p>CARACAS &mdash; Venezuela&#39;s capital now hosts a 170-foot-high brilliant white structure, shaped like a ramp leading to a convex wall. It&#39;s the $130 million mausoleum built in homage to historic freedom fighter Simon Bolivar, commissioned by cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez. Venezuelans are asking whom it&#39;s really for.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120608/caracas-hugo-chavez-mausoleum-simon-bolivar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monumental Move World Leaders Culture & Lifestyle Venezuela Sat, 09 Jun 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Girish Gupta 5707315 at http://www.globalpost.com